Monday, December 9, 2019

FILM PROMPTS RIOTS, MURDER OF U.S. AMBASSADOR

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his staff were killed early today (Wednesday) in Benghazi, Libya by protesters angered over a two-hour film, Innocence of Muslims, ridiculing the Islamic religion in general and its Prophet Muhammad in particular. The State Department did not immediately confirmed the death of the ambassador, but news reports […]

ISLAMIC PROTESTERS DISRUPT GAY FILM FESTIVAL IN JAKARTA

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Islamic protesters have succeeded in shutting down several venues screening films at a gay film festival in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Wednesday) that the protesters threatened to burn down one of the venues if the screening was not canceled. Organizers of the Q! festival conceded that they had been […]

ISLAM VS. TV

June 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The clash of cultures represented by conservative Islam on the one hand and modern telecommunications on the other appears to be escalating. On Tuesday, five female news readers on the satellite Arab news channel al-Jazeera walked out after the broadcaster’s deputy editor-in-chief reprimanded them over their dress. They had appeared on camera without a hijab, […]